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Life Sciences & Medicine
2019-12-24

Safety of novel cancer-specific PET probe confirmed in clinical research

In first-in-human clinical studies, researchers at Osaka University confirmed the safety of F-18 NKO-035, a new PET probe that specifically binds to L...

Life Sciences & Medicine
2019-12-16

Successful transcatheter mitral valve repair that enhances postoperative recovery

Researchers at Osaka University succeed in Japan’s first beating-heart surgery to repair a mitral valve without using artificial heart lung apparatus....

Life Sciences & Medicine
2019-12-11

Hematopoietic stem cell marker: A key player in the ontogeny of hematopoiesis

A research team led by Osaka University revealed that Endothelial cell-selective adhesion molecule, a surface marker for hematopoietic stem cells and ...

Life Sciences & Medicine
2019-12-6

Genomic cut and paste using a Class 1 CRISPR system

Japanese researchers led by Osaka University show that a Class 1 CRISPR gene editing system can achieve functional DNA repairs in human cells with no prominent off-target effects

Repairing faulty genes to prevent and cure disease is something researchers have been working towards for many years. While Class 2 CRISPR systems sho...

Life Sciences & Medicine
2019-11-29

Doctor-initiated clinical trial begun for cell spray heart failure treatment method

A team of researchers at Osaka University Hospital developed a method of spraying mesenchymal stem cells onto the heart for the treatment of heart fai...

Life Sciences & Medicine
2019-11-29

Protein defect leaves sperm chasing their tails

A team led by researchers from Osaka University identify a protein required for electrical signal sensing, which, when defective, causes sperm to swim in circles

A team led by researchers from Osaka University have characterized a protein, called VSP, that keeps sperm swimming in straight lines. Deletion of the...

Life Sciences & Medicine
2019-11-19

Researchers split the “AtoM” in search of a treatment for rheumatoid arthritis

Researchers at Osaka University discover a new type of bone-dissolving osteoclast that contributes to rheumatoid arthritis

Rheumatoid arthritis is a chronic, disabling disease in which the joints become swollen and painfully inflamed. Current treatments can only reduce sym...

Life Sciences & Medicine
2019-11-8

When your microbiome and your genome aren’t a good combination

Researchers led by a team from Osaka University find a link between the gut microbiome, the host genome, and rheumatoid arthritis in Japanese patients

Research carried out by a team led by Osaka University has shown that various Prevotella species, along with several specific genes and biological pat...

Life Sciences & Medicine
2019-10-4

Breaking the Stroma Barrier: Study Shows a New Way to Hit Cancer with Radiation

Researchers at Osaka University test a new cancer treatment in mice that guides high-strength radiotherapy directly to pancreatic tumors

Chemotherapy and radiation therapy are commonly used to treat cancer, but are not always effective and can have toxic side effects. Researchers at Osa...

Life Sciences & Medicine
2019-9-18

Clinical research for PET imaging for prostate cancer begins at Osaka University Hospital

Osaka University Hospital began Japan’s first clinical research for diagnosis of prostate cancer using PET scan results. In this study, the 18F-labell...

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